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literally nothing in the world more powerful than having a yourname@yourwebsite.com email address

@lynnesbian as someone who went from myname(including middle name initials)@gmail.com to first@last.tld, I can confirm.

@lynnesbian
To be cynical:
1.) most of my friends and family are on GMail, etc... so Google still reads all my email.
2) After jumping through hoops to stop getting my address auto-blocked, it still goes to spam folders unless people explicitly add me to their contacts list.

I don't regret doing it, but I'm at a loss to convince everyone I love to do the same.

@mike i actually use mailbox.org to host email on my server rather than doing it myself, which avoid the second problem

and you're right about the first one, but i just really like privacy and self hosting :blobbun_mlem:

@lynnesbian
I am using the software from mailinabox.email to do it myself - if you're not already familiar, it's about the closest I think I've found for "easy do-it-yourself email hosting"... but it's still really far from easy. 😞

@lynnesbian true. I have both firstname@lastname.org and nickname@myproject.com. Nothing can stop me now.

@lynnesbian I know someone who configured a mail server so that any mail received with an unknown local part would end up in the same inbox, so he could just make up an email address @firstnamelastna.me at any time and it'd work, and he could use this to block addresses which had ended up as targets for spam

@fool @lynnesbian

I was doing this for a while but wasn’t very disciplined about it and it all got to be too much work.

I eventually just switched to using my DNS provider’s email service. The 8-or-so accounts it provides turn out to be more than enough.

@lynnesbian yes there is: firstname@lastname@yourcountry

Btw email me on dhruva@lokegaonkar.in

And bow :P

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